The first table below looks at the demand for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 375 288 355
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +67
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 302 379 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.61% 0.83% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.40% 3.25% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 294 367 359
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
12592 11652 13534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.43% 25.61% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 10225 9478 11573
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSD
England

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region.

MCSD Salary Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

MCSD Salary Histogram in London

MCSD
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
City of London -15 28 £56,250 +17.18% 4
Westminster -3 8 £40,000 -16.66%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 611 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 569 (93.13%) .NET
3 563 (92.14%) C#
4 551 (90.18%) SQL Server
5 537 (87.89%) MCAD
6 511 (83.63%) MCP
7 503 (82.32%) ASP.NET
8 486 (79.54%) MCTS
9 465 (76.10%) MVC
10 454 (74.30%) ASP.NET MVC
11 450 (73.65%) TDD
12 429 (70.21%) WCF
13 406 (66.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 377 (61.70%) Web Application Development
15 370 (60.56%) SQL Server 2012
16 363 (59.41%) WPF
17 330 (54.01%) NHibernate
18 328 (53.68%) NUnit
19 325 (53.19%) Rhino Mocks
20 312 (51.06%) Scrum
21 286 (46.81%) Razor View Engine
22 249 (40.75%) Microsoft
23 214 (35.02%) BDD
24 195 (31.91%) Windows
25 193 (31.59%) .NET Framework
26 192 (31.42%) JavaScript
27 191 (31.26%) Castle Windsor
28 189 (30.93%) LINQ
29 187 (30.61%) HTML
30 184 (30.11%) Ajax

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 144 (23.57%) SharePoint
2 100 (16.37%) SharePoint 2013
3 99 (16.20%) BizTalk Server
4 65 (10.64%) Node.js
5 28 (4.58%) SharePoint 2010
6 19 (3.11%) SharePoint Server
7 18 (2.95%) IIS
8 5 (0.82%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.65%) MS Project Server
9 4 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (0.65%) Lync
10 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Foundation
10 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.33%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.16%) Immediacy CMS
11 1 (0.16%) DNN
11 1 (0.16%) CMS
11 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.16%) Kentico
11 1 (0.16%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 32 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.62%) MS Office
3 10 (1.64%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.33%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.15%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.42%) Office 365
2 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 49 (8.02%) Internet
2 25 (4.09%) Broadband
3 4 (0.65%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.65%) Extranet
4 1 (0.16%) Firewall
4 1 (0.16%) Network Security
4 1 (0.16%) Intranet
4 1 (0.16%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 551 (90.18%) SQL Server
2 370 (60.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 30 (4.91%) NoSQL
3 30 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (4.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 28 (4.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 14 (2.29%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.29%) OLAP
7 7 (1.15%) Informix
7 7 (1.15%) Cognos Powerplay
7 7 (1.15%) DB2
7 7 (1.15%) Ingres
7 7 (1.15%) Data Mining
7 7 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (1.15%) Oracle OLAP
7 7 (1.15%) BODI
7 7 (1.15%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 328 (53.68%) NUnit
2 325 (53.19%) Rhino Mocks
3 178 (29.13%) Moq
4 171 (27.99%) Subversion
5 50 (8.18%) Git (software)
6 44 (7.20%) MSTest
7 39 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (3.44%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
General
1 163 (26.68%) Finance
2 152 (24.88%) Games
3 129 (21.11%) Banking
4 44 (7.20%) Investment Banking
5 30 (4.91%) Advertising
6 25 (4.09%) Telecoms
7 24 (3.93%) Retail
7 24 (3.93%) Music Industry
8 15 (2.45%) Marketing
9 3 (0.49%) Legal
10 2 (0.33%) Back Office
10 2 (0.33%) Law
10 2 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 530 (86.74%) Developer
2 386 (63.18%) .NET Developer
3 216 (35.35%) C# Developer
4 160 (26.19%) C# .NET Developer
5 121 (19.80%) ASP.NET Developer
6 108 (17.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 78 (12.77%) Agile .NET Developer
8 51 (8.35%) Agile C# Developer
9 48 (7.86%) Junior Developer
9 48 (7.86%) Junior .NET Developer
9 48 (7.86%) Junior
10 47 (7.69%) Consultant
10 47 (7.69%) Graduate
11 25 (4.09%) SharePoint Consultant
11 25 (4.09%) WinForms Developer
12 21 (3.44%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 21 (3.44%) Graduate Developer
12 21 (3.44%) SQL Developer
13 18 (2.95%) BizTalk Developer
14 15 (2.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 569 (93.13%) .NET
2 503 (82.32%) ASP.NET
3 454 (74.30%) ASP.NET MVC
4 429 (70.21%) WCF
5 406 (66.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 363 (59.41%) WPF
7 330 (54.01%) NHibernate
8 286 (46.81%) Razor View Engine
9 193 (31.59%) .NET Framework
10 191 (31.26%) Castle Windsor
11 189 (30.93%) LINQ
12 187 (30.61%) HTML
13 184 (30.11%) Ajax
14 162 (26.51%) CSS
15 160 (26.19%) WinForms
16 159 (26.02%) Silverlight
17 155 (25.37%) HTML5
18 147 (24.06%) MonoRail
19 79 (12.93%) Ninject
20 72 (11.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (12.44%) Client/Server
2 68 (11.13%) Tandem
3 61 (9.98%) Computer Science
4 56 (9.17%) Inversion of Control
5 46 (7.53%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (4.26%) Mobile App
6 26 (4.26%) Social Network
6 26 (4.26%) iPhone
7 9 (1.47%) Streaming Music
8 7 (1.15%) DTV
9 5 (0.82%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.65%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.49%) Equities
11 3 (0.49%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.16%) Derivative
12 1 (0.16%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 195 (31.91%) Windows
2 26 (4.26%) Android
3 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (76.10%) MVC
2 450 (73.65%) TDD
3 377 (61.70%) Web Application Development
4 312 (51.06%) Scrum
5 214 (35.02%) BDD
6 180 (29.46%) Kanban
7 169 (27.66%) OO
8 97 (15.88%) Dependency Injection
9 75 (12.27%) MVVM
10 63 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
11 59 (9.66%) Domain-Driven Design
12 53 (8.67%) OOA/OOD
12 53 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
13 48 (7.86%) OOD
14 47 (7.69%) OOP
15 44 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
16 36 (5.89%) Asset Management
17 25 (4.09%) E-Commerce
18 24 (3.93%) CQRS
19 21 (3.44%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 563 (92.14%) C#
2 192 (31.42%) JavaScript
3 123 (20.13%) SQL
4 93 (15.22%) VB.NET
5 90 (14.73%) T-SQL
6 66 (10.80%) VB
7 30 (4.91%) Ruby
8 27 (4.42%) C++
9 7 (1.15%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.65%) OCaml
10 4 (0.65%) VBA
11 3 (0.49%) VB6
11 3 (0.49%) Java
12 1 (0.16%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 611 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 537 (87.89%) MCAD
3 511 (83.63%) MCP
4 486 (79.54%) MCTS
5 149 (24.39%) Degree
6 31 (5.07%) MCPD
7 25 (4.09%) MCDBA
8 19 (3.11%) MCITP
9 6 (0.98%) MCSE
10 2 (0.33%) CISA
11 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.27%) QA
2 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (0.82%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 249 (40.75%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.91%) Facebook
3 26 (4.26%) Google
4 18 (2.95%) Oracle
5 17 (2.78%) Sun
6 7 (1.15%) Hyperion
6 7 (1.15%) Informatica
6 7 (1.15%) MicroStrategy
6 7 (1.15%) JD Edwards
6 7 (1.15%) Sybase
6 7 (1.15%) Business Objects
6 7 (1.15%) SAP
6 7 (1.15%) Cognos
6 7 (1.15%) Siebel
6 7 (1.15%) Ab Initio
6 7 (1.15%) Kalido
6 7 (1.15%) Applix
7 2 (0.33%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.33%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.33%) Symantec
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